„The current utopian ideal being touted by people as politically diverse (on the surface, but not underneath) as President Richard M. Nixon and Senator Edward M. Kennedy goes as follows — no deeds of passion allowed, no geniuses, no criminals, no imaginative creators of the new.“

"Science Fiction and a World in Crisis" in Science Fiction: Today and Tomorrow (1974) edited by Reginald Bretnor
General sources
Contexto: The current utopian ideal being touted by people as politically diverse (on the surface, but not underneath) as President Richard M. Nixon and Senator Edward M. Kennedy goes as follows — no deeds of passion allowed, no geniuses, no criminals, no imaginative creators of the new. Satisfaction may be gained only in carefully limited social interactions, in living off the great works of the past. There must be limits to any excitement. Drug yourself into a placid "norm." Moderation is the key word…

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Frank Herbert8
escritor estadounidense 1920 - 1986

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„Richard Nixon has never been one of my favorite people anyway.“

—  Hunter S. Thompson American journalist and author 1937 - 2005

Pageant (July 1968)
1960s
Contexto: Richard Nixon has never been one of my favorite people anyway. For years I've regarded his existence as a monument to all the rancid genes and broken chromosomes that corrupt the possibilities of the American Dream; he was a foul caricature of himself, a man with no soul, no inner convictions, with the integrity of a hyena and the style of a poison toad. The Nixon I remembered was absolutely humorless; I couldn't imagine him laughing at anything except maybe a paraplegic who wanted to vote Democratic but couldn't quite reach the lever on the voting machine.

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„DK: Have you ever been to a rave?
M: Rave is the refuge for the mentally deficient. It's made by dull people for dull people.“

—  Morrissey English singer 1959

from "Homme alone 2" by David Keeps, Details (December 1992)
About the Notre Dame fire, Odds & Ends

„The Senate needs to protect the interests of the American people and the world community, not provide political cover to President Bush. It's not enough to call Saddam Hussein evil incarnate.“

—  Carl Romanelli American artist 1959

on U.S. Senate hearings into President Bush's planned invasion of Iraq
[August 7, 2002, http://www.gp.org/press/pr_08_07_02.html, Press release: "Green Party Calls Senate Hearings on Iraq a 'Sham'", U.S Green Party, 2006-08-17]

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„JU: Are you thin still?
M: Um, in a crowd, yes. In a crowd of very heavy people.“

—  Morrissey English singer 1959

From "LA Confidential", interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Mojo (April 2001)
In interviews etc., About himself and his work

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„Delacroix was passionately in love with passion, and coldly determined to seek the means of expressing passion in the most visible manner. In this dual character, be it said in passing, we find the two distinguishing marks of the most substantial geniuses, extreme geniuses.“

—  Charles Baudelaire French poet 1821 - 1867

Delacroix était passionnément amoureux de la passion, et froidement déterminé à chercher les moyens d'exprimer la passion de la manière la plus visible. Dans ce double caractère, nous trouvons, disons-le en passant, les deux signes qui marquent les plus solides génies, génies extrêmes.
L’œuvre et la vie d’Eugène Delacroix http://fr.wikisource.org/wiki/L%27%C5%92uvre_et_la_vie_d%27Eug%C3%A8ne_Delacroix#III [The Life and Work of Eugène Delacroix] (1863), published in Curiosités esthétiques (1868)

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„I would have Simon Cowell sing 'Shiny Happy People' by R. E. M. just to show his true personality.“

—  Sanjaya Malakar American reality television personality 1989

About the American Idol judge who was most critical of his performances.

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Karen Armstrong Foto

„Geniuses are not always pleasant people.“

—  Karen Armstrong author and comparative religion scholar from Great Britain 1944

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